Observe/participate: 16 weeks - "Tuesdays at the Triangle" starts May 17


Cimbalovka Moravska in competition in Welles Park

This Tuesday, May 17, the  Fourth Season of Tuesdays at the Triangle kicks off a 16-week sensory delight at a new time, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Polish Triangle, the gateway to four neighborhoods (Wicker Park, Pulaski Park, Noble Square and East Village). Located at Milwaukee, Ashland and Division, it is the transportation hub for the Blue Line, buses, drivers, bicyclists and walkers. 

With the first performers being Cimbalovka Moravska, part of the Old Town School of Folk Music's 77 Beats and the local food vendor being Cevapcici, it will be an evening of Eastern European delights for your ears and taste buds. 

 features the violin and cimbalom with clarinet and voice in an array of Moravian music. They will have bodies swaying and toes tapping. 77 Beats is a musical travelogue of Chicago's 77 neighborhoods and will include a series of “pop-up” performances representing the music and culture of each neighborhood, paired with other cultural elements such as cuisine, visual arts and traditions in unique and unexpected locations, throughout spring, summer and fall 2016. 

Funding for 77 Beats is from IncentOvate Program, part of the Cultural Grants Program of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, which provides more than $1.7 million annually in direct funding to artists, creative professionals and arts and cultural organizations across Chicago. 

Tuesdays at the Triangle 2016
Produced by the Polish Triangle Coalition*, this year's Tuesdays at the Triangle has an exceptionally talented line up, which includes: 

  • May 17 – Old Town School of Folk Music  “77 Beats”- sponsored by Activate! Chicago and Old Town School of Folk Music
  • May 24 – Near North Montessori Band and 826chi
  • May 31 – Noble Street HS Choir and TBA
  • June 7  – ZEBEC with Ishmael Ali Zghoul (Jazz) – sponsored by Activate! Chicago
  • June 14 –  Noche de Poesia – Latino Poets Night  with Latino Experimental Theater Company – sponsored by Activate! Chicago and LETC
  • June 21 – Bonzo Trio – sponsored by Activate! Chicago
  • June 28 – CSYO Steel Band- sponsored by Activate! Chicago
  • July 5 – Cremona Music (Guitar/Flute Duo) – sponsored by Two Urns B&B
  • July 12 – Mazurka Wojciechowska, vocalist/accordionist with Slavic songs and dances
  • July 19  – Matt Ulery’s Loom (Jazz) – sponsored by SSA#33
  • July 26  – International Anthem (Jazz) sponsored by SSA #33 and International Anthem
  • Aug. 2 – Adventure Stage Trailblazers and ChiME
  • Aug. 9 – Taiko Legacy Drummers  with Taiko Legacy and sponsored by SSA#33 and AIRMW
  • Aug. 16 – Nigel Mack Band Blues/R&B – sponsored by SSA#33
  • Aug 23 – International Anthem (Jazz) –  sponsored by SSA#33 and  International Anthem
  • Aug. 30 –  Polish Triangle Jazz Trio with Vance Okraszewski sponsored by Mieko Yoshida and Podhalanka Restaurant
Tuesdays in the Triangle 2016 is free to the public and is supported in part by: Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber SSA#33, Activate! Chicago, Latent Design, CDOT’s Make Way for People, 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, West Town Chamber of Commerce, Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz, Podhalanka Restaurant, Our Urban Times, Polish Triangle Coalition, Near North Montessori School, House of Two Urns B&B, Holy Trinity High School, East Village Association, Wicker Park Committee, 826chi, Adventure Stage, Old Town School of Folk Music, Noble Street Charter HS Choir, Mieko Joy Yoshida and ChiME. 

*The Polish Triangle Coalition was formed more than six years ago to improve the surroundings around the area bounded by Ashland, Milwaukee and Division. Their work focuses on bringing neighborhood community groups, merchants, local schools and City officials together to create a more pleasant and lively area at the Polish Triangle.


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